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at cnn world headquarters in atlanta. thanks for joining us. one hour from now the disaster in japan, from the devastation and death to the severe economic impact of the quake and tsunami. that's at 7:00 p.m. eastern. in the meantime, "the situation room with wolf blitzer" begins now. >>> a change in command over coalition air strikes in libya is in the works now this hour. the terms and limits of nato's new role. what it means for the mission and for u.s. forces. libyan rebels now have a new hope of pushing back moammar gadhafi's fighters. we'll tell you about a man who sacrificed his life to help the opposition. plus, the dangers and challenges in the disaster zone of japan. brian todd has an account of the search and rescuers. and our crew, what all of them experienced in the quake and tsunami wreckage. welcome to our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." [ explosion ] >>> first to a key battleground city where rebels are making headway in the battle to seize controlle from moammar gadhafi. here's cnn's arwa damon. >>
patrolling off libya's coast, this as the u.s. gets ready to hand over control of the no fly zone to the alliance. whatever that alliance is. we don't know at this time. in the meantime pro car davi forces ratchet up attacks in an eastern city of that country, stopping rebel groups there, but the international air strikes continue and now we have reports that those attacks forced pro qaddafi forces to withdraw tanks from another rebel-held city in the west. a whole lot goes on there today, jon. jon: the libyan leader remains as defiant as ever, appearing from his compound in tripoli and vowing to win the historic battle. now there's word, though, that mommar qaddafi may be planning his exit strategy. secretary of state hillary clinton, weighing in on that on abc's "world news with diane sawyer". >> this is what we hear from so many sources, diane, it is a constanto. >> today? >> today, yesterday, the day before. some of it, i'll be very, you know -- it's my personal opinion -- some of it is theater. a lot of it is just the way he bee haves. it's somewhat unpredictable. but some of
senators gary hart and norm coleman assess president obama's decision to use u.s. military power in libya. >> ifill: then, we get a report from a japan battered by nuclear disaster and now facing elevated radiation levels in its tap water. >> lehrer: miles o'brien looks at the future for u.s. nuclear power in the wake of the japan crisis. >> ifill: ray suarez reports on how the north african nation of morocco is working to avoid becoming the next target of regional unrest. >> reporter: in washington, morocco's foreign minister gave us an overview of king mohammed's planned reforms for a country facing some of the same discontents as its neighbors. >> you know what i feel like? i feel all the time like a cat on a hot tin roof! >> lehrer: and jeffrey brown remembers legendary film star elizabeth taylor who died today at age 79. that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to the idea that all people des
. the airport will use tanker trucks to refuel planes today. >>> for a fifth straight day, coalition warplanes bombed military targets around libya's capital today. state tv showed what it said was a military base in flames. coalition air strikes on gadhafi forces outside misrata haven't stopped the shelling of those cities. >>> in yemen, a president under fire puts his supporters on the streets in a noisy demonstration. president salah is under intense pressure to step down immediately, but he is refusing. several of salah's key generals and diplomats switched sides after he launched a bloody crackdown last week. >>> in japan, levels of radioactive iodine in tokyo's water system, they dropped significantly today. officials say it is now safe for babies to drink tap water or for parents who use tap water in formula. but still the city handed out about a quarter million bottles of water today to homes with kids. >>> two fukushima nuclear workers are now in the hospital today for possible radiation poisoning. the men stepped in a puddle while laying cable at the plant. water seeped through the p
in the fukushima plant 120 miles northeast of here. they are using helicopters to dump huge buckets full of water on the cooling pond of the reactor. pots of two other reactors are boiling at this time. the chairman warned there is no water left in the spent fuel of plant number four resulting in what is extremely high radiation levels. the japanese government nevertheless have no plan to expand the 12 mile exclusion zone. the u.s. ambassador to japan said the situation is deteriorating and warned citizens to leave the area or remain indoors. the state department said the u.s. government has chartered aircraft to help americans leave japan. we are also understand that any american citizen that has no money they can get a flight out from hanita airport and that allows them to get out of the country and they can pay back the u.s. government earlier. a lot of concern amongst the japanese people of what is going on. there is fingerprintic buying of goods. but at this time the sensor and what people are watching is over the next 48 hours of what will happen to the nuclear plant north of here. >> brian
, mike, stay on it for us. martha: from the capitol in wisconsin to our nice's capitol controversial hearings on radicalization in the american, muslim community. christian, jewish muslim groups are protesting outside as this is happening. household chairman paoeuter king is receiving roupb the clock security. in opening remarks kings addressed the controversy but stressed the importance of moving forward with the hearings, take a listen. >> i'm well aware that the announcement of these hearings has generated considerable controversy and opposition. some of this opposition such as my colleague and friends has been measured and thoughtful. other opposition both from special interest groups and the media has ranged from disbelief to rage and hysteria. let me make it clear today that i remain convinced that these hearings must go forward and they will. martha: well we're a few hours into the hearings now. shannon bream is live in washington with the latest. congressman ellison was very emotional this morning. what brought that on, what did he have to say in his testimony. >> reporter: h
. violence rips law the middle east and the arab world. and now the u.s. is handed over control of the no-fly zone to nato but the u.s. military is still deeply involved. so what is going on? a live report moments away. and a muslim teacher asks for three weeks off to go on a pilgrimage and the school says "no way," she did not work there long enough and the department of justice is suing the school. what is up with that? >> states want to tax big corporations to fix their deficit instead of changing policy so now one big company, caterpillar, employs thousands of people, is ready to flee illinois. could this happen in your state? we continue right now with "fox and friends" this morning. >> welcome, everyone. you are watching "fox and friends" today. >> welcome to "fox and friends" on saturday morning. thank you for waking up with us. that is dave briggs and heather is here and i am clayton. >> lots going on today. >>dave: we start with new developments in libya where rebels have retaken the key town of ajdabiya after a fierce battle with muammar qaddafi forces and rick is live inside th
traffic control procedures. u.s. transportation secretary ray lahood calling for at least two air traffic controllers now to man overnight shifts. this after a controller at d.c.'s reagan national airport reportedly fell asleep and two planes couldn't get in touch with the tower after mid night just trying to land. both had to go in for a landing on their own. toes your headlines. >> five hour energy ran out and two planes had to do their own thing. >> i'm sure nothing's down there on the runway. let's cross our fingers. let's talk a little bit about what's going on right now. in libya, new video just in, one of qaddafi's bases reportedly destroyed by u.s. coalition air strikes. look at these pictures, showing a flaming wreckage overnight and qaddafi's compound in tripoli also reportedly targeted again and was struck. the commander of britain's royal air force says libya's air force no longer exists. >> so now that we also have an exclusive story that came to us, i think james rosen and jennifer griffin working on this together. essentially, there might be some break as we try to find o
a fun place to live. jenna: never know what you will find, like e.t. jon: thanks for joining us. "america live" starts right now. see you tomorrow. megyn: thanks, guys. this is a fox news alert. we're expecting to learn new details shortly about what's next in the libya conflict. welcome to "america live," everyone. i'm megyn kelly. top leaders of the obama administration are headed to capitol hill, where they will brief congress, this as moammar qaddafi's forces gain ground, forcing a rebel retreat. among those we expect to see, secretary of state, hillary clinton, defense secretary, robert gates, and joint chiefs of staff, mike mullen, set to answer questions about the road ahead and whether or not terror groups are working with the rebels that are now getting our help. when the news happens, we'll bring it to you and we'll watch it closely. we're told that republicans and democrats have been told to spare no questioning when these three arrive. another fox news alert, this time on a near catastrophe in our skies. an investigation is under way into an incident in florida invol
described to us as a rocket attack, launched by qaddafi's army, captured by cell phone video, and that video foes on for quite a while. it's clear now his forces still on the offensive in so many parts of that country, and that's where we pick up the story this morning, good morning here, i'm bill hemmer live in "america's newsroom" and here we go again. martha: good morning, everybody, i am martha maccallum, great to have you with us. qaddafi's colorful remarks making headlines this morning, he is refusing to back down, with supporters now forming a human shield to protect him at his main compound in the capitol of tripoli. libya's leader, sending this very clear message: >> i'm not afraid to -- of cyclones, i'm not afraid of rains that hover over our heads. i'm standing over here, to fight. to fight them. i am here. i'm here. i'm here. martha: there he is. and there you have it. rick leventhal joining us now with live coverage of all of this, streaming today from benghazi. good morning, rick. >> reporter: good morning, martha. and both sides are talking tough. a rebel spokesman -- or spoke
the government for two more weeks which takes us to march 18th, and then we are right back where we started with the contentious battles between republicans and democrats. one thing that we did learn today, harry reid, the senate majority leader, just had a news conference after that vote and he announced that vice president joe biden is going to inject himself into the process, and he will be conducting meetings with republicans and democrats to try to find the middle ground on the negotiations. right now they are about $60 billion apart on the ideal. and it is a fundamental battle in congress and nose in the republican ranks and especially those from the far right want a lot of cuts and what democrats call extreme cuts. on the left, harry reid has to deal with the liberals who say don't cut too much. the democrats feel that some of the cuts will hurt job growth and job creation. so that is what joe biden has in store for him. now, let's not forget it was joe biden who last year behind the scenes was working with republicans and democrats to find a way to get an agreement on a tax cut prop
can you pass an american citizenship test? >> who is current u.s. vice president? >> current u.s. vice president, isn't it condaleeza rice? >> oh, boy. is that right or wrong? i'll keep it going. we'll find out what people know and don't know about our own government. "fox & friends" starts right now. >> all right. good morning, everybody. thanks so much for joining us. muammar qaddafi is fighting back this morning. qaddafi's forces are striking back in libya. they're pounding rebel held towns with heavy shelling. residents in the town say there are casualties including four children and this comes as the coalition tries to extend the no-fly zone to tripoli. fox's steve harrigan has more from libya's capital. >> a third night of attacks here in the libyan capital. several loud explosions off about one mile from where i'm standing near the direction of colonel qaddafi's compound which has been targeted as a command and control center for the regime. those explosions followed up immediately by anti-aircraft fire here from several points around that compound, those red tracer bul
the government forces out. meanwhile, u.s. warships are moving closer to libya as we speak. and this morning, calls for a no-fly zone are getting louder. it's something that the u.s. military would likely take the lead in enforcing. defense secretary robert gates mean, though, setting up a no-fly zone would basically mean war since the u.s. would have to strike libya to take out its air defenses. >>> take a look at the map, a ajdabiya and al brega, capable of landing and a big one, ben wedeman is on the phone from benghazi, libya. ben, you had come close to one of the bombs being dropped. in fact, about 40 yards from you. what schais happening from them >> reporter: what we're hearing, from l bral brega, there have b more air raids. and also this ammunition stock which is providing a lot of the ammunition and weaponry for the rebels who yesterday weren't able to push pro-gadhafi forces out of the day after you mentioned that day long gun battle. i just got off the phone with somebody who lives there, he said the forces are gathering in that town. to,he says, start to push back -- push toward
after that interview with western journalists at a seaside restaurant in tripoli, u.s. diplomats quickly suggested that gadhafi has become unhinged. >> and when he can laugh and talk into american and international journalists while he is slaughtering his own people, it only underscores how unfit he is to lead and how disconnected he is from reality. >> tripoli has an air of normalcy about it, if you can say that. traffic is on the streets. many stores are open again, but one protesters tells cnn that the lull does not mean that the fight to bring down gadhafi is over. >> people have been afraid and have been living under his tyrannical regime for too long. we have reached the point of no return. too much blood has been shed and too many people have been injured for this regime. >>> venezuelan president hugo chavez is chiming in on libya. he says that the united states is exaggerating and distorting the situation in libya to justify an invasion. >>> well, there will be dire consequences that could include layoffs. now, that is according to wisconsin governor scott walker. walker plans to
for joining us. i'm shawn yancy. >> i'm brian bolter. montgomery county police say we could learn as soon as tomorrow if those crimes are connected. fox 5's audrey barnes is working this one tonight. neighbors there on edge. >> reporter: they certainly are, brian. the last murder in olney was in january of 2008 and now there have been two in less than a week. police say the crimes aren't connected yet, but bullets recovered from the victims' bodies are being analyzed for clues. 81-year-old nazir ahmed was found shot to death inside his home on olney mill road. a mile and a half away someone shoots and kills punyasara gedara on north high street. no motives have been revealed, but the victims have something in common. police aren't talking publicly about it yet, but the possibility of these being hate crimes is quietly circulating through the community. >> things keep getting worse and worse, you know. the more that you hear, the more concern that you have. >> since they are both foreign gentlemen and, you know, this is days apart it would seem to me that it could possibly be related. >> r
control and found out amazingly that they're used to this. listen. >> american 1900, so you're aware, the tower is apparently not manned. we've made a few phone calls. nobody's answering. so two airports went in the past 10, 19 minutes, so you can expect to go some. >> a reason it's not manned? >> well, i'm going to take a guess and say at that controller got locked out. i've heard of this happening before. >> that's the first time i've heard of it. >> yeah. fortunately, it's not very often, but, yeah, it happened about a year ago. i'm not sure that's what happened now. but anyway, there's nobody in the tower. >> interesting. >> it is. >> both planes did land safely. but changes are coming. ray lahood released a statement saying today i directed the airport to place two air traffic controllers on the midnight shift. it's just not acceptable to have just one controller in the tower managing air traffic in this critical airspace. i've also asked faa administrator randy babbett to study staffing at other airports. >>> and with the number in japan entering 10,000, a 6.2 earthquake rockin
jon: lack of anger management or bladder control. the lady asks to use the restroom, the clerk says no, and she goes berserk in the liquor store. jenna: happy friday. "america live" starts right now. megyn: dramatic new developments in the murder of a border patrol agent. agent brian terry was shot in the back and killed during a shootout on the arizona border back in december. he and his team confronted a group of illegal immigrants. they were packing ak-47. terry loaded with a gun lethal beanbag gun. now new questions in the fed policy when it comes to facing down armed drug gangs right here in america. trace gallagher is in our west coast newsroom. trace? >> reporter: using beanbags is not an across-the-board policy. these agents are armed with several weapons, some lethal, some not. and the orders are given on a case-by-case basis. these border patrol agents were told to use nonlethal force. the question is -- why? court records show that they knew that these suspected illegals were carrying rifles. they expected this group of cartel enforcers that had robbed, raped and assaulte
to come get us. >> reporter: outside columbus, ohio, 60 weather-related wrecks reported in less than three hours on sunday, blamed on icy roads. in buffalo, sunday snowfall pushed the season total past 100 inches. people just want winter to end. >> i'm ready for spring to get here, baseball to start. >> reporter: the worst was in rayne, louisiana. this security camera shows the tornado that touched down saturday with 135 miles per hour winds leaving shattered glass, and mud-soaked debris. one young mother was killed. authorities say she died sheltering her 1-year-old daughter as fierce winds brought down a tree on their house. 1500 people were forced from their homes by the twister. >> it was total chaos to be honest with you. >> reporter: it's going to be chaotic for the morning rush hour in syracuse. syracuse is now closing in on their fourth snowiest season on record. 170 inches so far, and counting. if you do the math that's over 14 feet of snow. matt, i don't know if you want to hear this but it can snow in syracuse into mid may. >> not that i don't want to hear it, but people in syra
. this as the u.s. is flying plain kets an water and other aid in next door tunisia. >> she is considered armed and dangerous. the owner of a texas daycare center on the most wanted fugitive list. 22-year-old jessica tata on the run after she allegedly started a fire that killed 4 children at the daycare center. she may have fled to nigeria. she faces nearly 30 criminal charges including four counts of manslaughter. >>> days after launching a manhunt for the so-called ooets coast rapist connecticut police nabbed a man they say is behind a sexual assault on 17 women in four states since 97. he is 39-year-old aaron thomas. authorities described the east coast rapist as a cold and fearness predator who used a gun knife or broken glass to over power them. a false bomb threat happened in kingst kingston. 46-year-old david bernard called authorities saying another worker was going to bomb the cargo flight. he had a vendetta against the other worker. >>> just getting up the crew of space shuttle discovery is hard at work after being rocked out of bed by the band bowling for soup. ♪ come back to texa
, run, joe, run. >> or a rock band like metallica, we have the lead singer, he's going to be joining us live. >> wow! >> from san francisco to talk about fathers and he's got a great story and a brand new documentary out as well. >> laura ingraham will join us. >> from ac/dc. >> what? and michael strahan will be here. he's got a lot on his plate right now with the nfl lockout and a bunch of other stuff. >> he might be the new regis. let's be honest and they're basically clones. michelle bachmann will be here. she's going to be running for president it seems and she's also embroiled in what's going to be a so-called attack on the tea party by the democrats trying to create a schism between republicans and the tea party. we'll expand on that. >> and finally, as you can see, screen right, susan lucci will be on our program today. she's got a lot to talk about as well. there are some rumors, "all my children" could be on the chopping block. >> i don't see how. it is a brilliant -- >> gone crazy! >> i know about pine valley. in the meantime, we begin with the latest on the situation in lib
and some humid air not too far away from us by mid to late afternoon. temperatures are going to be all over the place later today. the farther south you go, the warmer it will be. much warmer in places like fredericksburg, likely in the mid to upper 60s. currently 49. here in washington we're 45. but hagerstown is just 40 degrees. off to the north and east, wilmingtonton 38 and with a wedge of cool air. highs will struggle with 50 north and east of the city. there is your forecast, mostly cloudy skies, showers and thunderstorms likely again. some could be on the strong side late this afternoon and tonight. cooler than yesterday, 58 the daytime high. more details on the forecast in a couple of minutes. back to you. >> tucker, thank you. >>> and we begin with a news alert involving the commute on metro. there is no green line service right now between the congress heights and l'enfant plaza station. this is because of a track problem at anacostia. there is a shuttle bus between the effected stations and we've heard from several passengers from congress heights as a mess with hundreds of peopl
's drinking level. robert bazell joins us again this morning. hey, bob. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, ann. we have to point out that the levels of radiation in the drinking water in tokyo are much lower than they are in many cities in the world. as you point out, infants might be at some risk. it has to be unsettling for parents. there is another indication of as long as the reactor keeps spewing radiation we'll have more problems. at the reactor there is hopeful news but more problems, an indication that this is not coming to an end. at this water plant that serves the greater tokyo area, officials found radioactive iodine twice as high as the standard for infants. parents were told to give infants only bottled water. again today black smoke from reactor number 3 forced workers to temporarily evacuate the site. with radiation continuing to leak from the plant workers hooked up power lines to all six reactors. it could be weeks before the cooling systems are operational. reactor 1 reached dangerous temperatures today. work at reactor 2 halted after high levels of radiation we
a thing. >> now that senator miller is misleading the public just like he misled us. that's why this letter is absolutely ridiculous because time and time again, we have met. the very person who wrote this letter to myself and senator fitzgerald, mark miller is the person standing in the way of that progress. >> well, now to florida where more than 40 demonstrations are planned. opponents and supporters of governor rick scott's tax and budget cuts plan to rally on this, the opening day of the legislature. wildfires have destroyed 15 homes and scorched three square miles. 50-mile-per-hour winds fueling those fires and force evacuations all across silver city. they're not saying how long the threat will remain, only saying the fire is not yet contained. charlie sheen and his ex brooke mueller calling off the courtroom showdown yesterday and it's going to happen today or maybe not. they are postponing the custody hearing. mueller has temporary custody. as for sheen, take a look. after he was officially fired by warner brothers, sheen waved a machete from the roof of a building in
doctor says qaddafi is out to destroy the city and anyone who lives there. >> he come to kill us. and we are very happy because ... the united nations came and helped us because if they don't come to help us, benghazi would be lost. >>shepard: and breaking news. secretary clinton has just announced and urged qaddafi to leave libya and says the inner circle should "make the right decision." that happening just seconds ago. and now to the videotape of benghazi, today, actually, the recorded media, people taking to the streets in support of the international air campaign this. the u.s. commander in the region says the strikes protected the city from new government attacks and now says international forces are trying to extend the in fly zone to qaddafi's power center of tripoli. we have coverage of our new war on libya, jonathan hunt is on the opposition movement but first to rick leventhal in benghazi much the airstrikes aim to protecting other cities. is it working? >>reporter: well, we have seen the results, between benghazi and to the south where the jets, 95 percent of the missions car
is enjoying time off. >> great on have you here. and i shared with you in the opening make us proud. >> which is nicer than what you were going to say. >> always fun to have you here. coming up, the unemployment rate has fallen. those are words we haven't heard in a long time. businesses are starting to hire and consumer confidence is on the rise. this good news comes as gas prices soar this week amid the ongoing crisis in the middle east and that's putting a lot of pressure on america's pocketbooks. what could it mean? we'll break it down. >>> and a daring rescue as a firefighter came to the rescue of two painters whose scaffolding snapped high above the ground leaving them dangling on the side of a building. the amazing rescue story coming up. >> we were showing that live on local television. it was amazing to watch them pull it off. they practice this kind of stuff but it's still a maze to go watch. >>> and then the difference between store brands and generic. how do they stack up when it comes to taste some we'll show you what happened when one mom pulled a fast one on her husband and fiv
sheen debacle brought to life is drug use is alye and well one of the drugs is sur pridesingly popular is crack. i am with happening harry a sunset strip celebrity club promote tore and musician. tell me about that? >> as i said sdrugs are easy to fievendz. we are in the entertainment capital of america. the more people there are the more drugs there are. >> why crack? >> because people are resorting to making it at home now. >> it is attracting younger kids with easier access to drugs than alcohol. >> as we would walk past the club we smell the obvious aroma of people smoking dope, but the stronger drugs are out there, too. >> yeah, there are every where. chances are you will smell that on the street also. >> obviously this is going on it's easy to get. what about the young kids? >> i see a lot of kids running around. a lot of them are in such a hurry to grow up they don't realize how dangerous it is to flirt with what they are doing. there are a lot of kids doing heavy drugs. >> like what? >> heroin. there are teens out there on heroin. >> you have seen it? >> i have seen them on it.
? and is it good or bad? ". although he never saw bonds get injected he was sure the homerun champion was using steroids. he said bonds complained about the pain. "the steroids, the shots were making his butt store." >>> at least a couple of times he says he saw fitness trainer and bonds disappear into his room and he says he later saw the trainer with a syringe. he secretly recorded anderson. in the extremely gashed audio played to the jurors he asked about how steroids tend to cause infections. [ inaudible ] record anderson, remember, was convicted for distributing steroids to pro these. the recording continues with anderson talking about types of steroids he injected. [ inaudible ] >> reporter: bonds attorney allan ruby grilled him on the stand questioning about his motives about the secret recording. he fired hoskins after having found out he forged his signature on memorabilia. he wanted bonds to stop taking the steroids. in fact, he was going to play the recording for bobbed' father but he never did. ruby asked him about some timing issues. hoskins bought that little tape- recorder in 200
says it will be hosting a summit in london next week. progress on the u.s. mandate intervention in libya. the u.s. military said there is no indication that coalition air strikes resulted in any civilian casualties. wednesday night, sites again or targeted in the capital of tripoli. bobby gaddafi -- gaddafi's tanks in israel were hit. schelling's have resumed. >> a propaganda war is also being waged in libya. brandishing, a presenter on libyan state television pledged to give his last breath for libyan leader gaddafi. state television also broadcast images of gaddafi's supporters staging demonstrations and gaddafi himself making a brief public appearance for the first time in days. speaking from his compound, gaddafi pledged victo, denouncinghat he called the unjustified aggression of crusader nations. although the united nations- backed strike had forced his troops to retreat, battles are still waiting on the ground. rebels and regime forces are still fighting for control in eastern libya, where thehave been engaged in a standoff for days. the u.s. president says intervention w
freedom. >> good morning. it's friday, march 4th. with us on set, msnbc contributor mike barnicle and msnbc political analyst and visiting professor, at nyu, he just got sanctioned for taking his class out to watch a live sex act. we speak of harold ford jr. and in washington, -- sorry, harold. that was a northwestern professor. >> pat buchanan and host for "andrea mitchell reports" andrea mitchell. >>> you can't compare scott walker to hitler and stalin and then say i'm not comparing scott walker to hitler and stalin. >> full disclosure. we love jerry brown. >> we need a we lot them, but -- dot, dot, dot segment. this say step off the bus. what was that sandra bullock movie? >> i don't know her catalog as well as i should. >> this is "speed." mike, get off at the next bus stop. we love you, man but brown, come on. >> he might be having a reaction to the fact that the cleveland indians are so terrible this year. >> they suck. >> they have to stop this. everybody has to stop this. >> come on, senator. >> you can wave the bloody flag of adolf hitler and say nothing here. harold ford
and other enemy forces use to launch attacks against american troops inside afghanistan. but almost just as important, the kind of threat they pose to the stability of pakistan. in fact, savannah and chuck, there are some in the military now saying that we fight the war in afghanistan to ensure stability in pakistan. >> wow, there you go. at the pentagon for us for some sobering news and analysis this morning. thanks very much. >> you bet. >>> the white house seems to be backing defense secretary robert gates, arguing that the risks of imposing a no-fly zone in libya would likely outweigh any benefits but that hasn't stopped members of congress from both parties talking about it. >> the last thing we want to think about is any kind of military intervention. and i don't consider it a fly zone stepping over that line. i would only consider its implementation if gadhafi himself were using it as a means of terror, as a means of massacring large numbers of civilians. >> lots of people throw around phrases of no-fly zone and they talk about it as though it's just a game on a video game or some
morning everybody. thanks for joining us. we have a lot to show you. some very, very cool innovative new inventions that clayton has found. did you find this at ted? >> they talked about this at the figu big conference. >> big famous ted conference. >> in one minute we are going to preview this incredible invention. >> 3-d printing. image being at your house and actually printing something out that is an object like a shoe or a hat. we are going to be making a human ear. the incredible change. this is going to change the way we do business in america. >> i will have an on list. >> we have a showdown on capitol hill in the budget. it is heating up. this time they unveil their plan to cut $6.5 billions in the next 7 months. will lawmakers find middle ground between republican and democratic proposals before this march 18th deadline rolls around. >> we are live in washington with the details. >> $4 billion that's already been cut from this year's budget. the president had to do that or republicans said they might shut the republicans down. now the left and right are arguing how much more to
things that the charlie sheen debacle has brought to light is the fact that drug use is alive and well here in hollywood. one of the drugs that is surprisingly popular again is crack. and what's happening here on the sunset strip celebrity and a club promoter, tell me about that. >> yeah. i mean, as i said drugs are easy to find. it so happens we're in the entertainment capitol of america. the more people, the more drugs there are. >> why is crack popular? >> people are resorting to making it at home now. >> the notorious hollywood club scene is attracting younger kids with easier access to drugs than alcohol. >> so as we walk past a club, we can smell the obvious aroma of people smoking dope but the stronger drugs are out there, too. >> yeah. they're everywhere. chances are you'll smell that, too. on the street out here. >> this is going on. it's easy to get. what about young kids? >> this? i see a lot of kids running around and there is -- it's sad. a lot of them are such in a hurry to grow up. i don't think they realize how dangerous it is to flirt with whatever they're taking. >> t
some leadership and the president use his bully pulpit. the president must have heard. i'll praise it, i'll pass it. the senate passed after an overwhelming vote in the house to cut $4 billion, almost unprecedented in modern politics. as they do that, the president said i'm not going to waste any time. come to my house. john boehner says wait a second, i'm going to tell greta something different. let's listen. >> i think the vice president would better spend his time if he sat down with harry reid and nancy pelosi and come up with a democrat position. like i said before, it's hard to sit down and negotiate. we've done our work. i know where we are. they know where we are. but we don't know what their position is. but he doesn't -- it would be a far better use of his time. >> he's exactly right. so according to the democrats, at 3:00 this afternoon in a room in the senate somewhere, they're going to have this meeting with joe biden, bill bailey, the chief of staff and jack lu, exactly right. here's the problem, though, the republicans say nothing is scheduledment we don't have anything
was for it before he was against it. >> it's whatever he can use to make some -- >> don't be so cynical. mike barnicle, seemed like a good idea until obama did it, now it just makes no sense at all. >> that's what i was going to m working overtime with newt. we have a couple clips portraying just exactly what you pointed out, joe. three weeks ago he's for doing exactly what president obama did and all of a sudden innocent last three days he's opposed everything president obama has done. >> can i pretend to disagree? >> yes. >> try. >> you can. give it a try. >> he was for intervention, then he thought it was too late and he didn't like the way it was executed in a multilateral way. if you're going for newt inconsistencies and hypocrisies, this one doesn't move the needle for me. >> just admit you've now salvaged the newt gingrich chapter of game change two, halperin. he's still talking to you. willie geist, before we get to news, i'm telling you, people are -- i'm dead serious. mark halperin talked about this in his note. it may be in vogue to make fun of donald trump's presidential run but w
in the pacific ocean. >>> the february jobs numbers are out and they bring some good news. the u.s. economy added 192,000 jobs in february and the unemployment rate dropped below 9% for the first time since april of 2009. cnn's christine romans joins us from new york with some perspective. what do the numbers really mean? they make you smile, but what do they really mean? >> reporter: as one economist said, february was healthy enough. and two years into an economic recovery, we still been waiting for that economic news that the labor market at least was healthy enough. 192,000 jobs absorbs new entrance into the work force because of immigration and the way people are aging and coming into the work force. new workers coming in so that is good news. it picks up a few other workers as well. 192,000 the best we have seen since may 2010. and there were a couple of revisions. you had more jobs created in december and later in the year than we had thought and pick up another 5,000 jobs that way. it paints a picket what many analysts and economists and small business owners are telling us you were start
. he disappeared in iran four years ago but now u.s. officials have proof that retired f.b.i. agent robert levinson is alive. he reportedly is being held somewhere in southwest asia and efforts are under way to free him. iran has repeatedly denied knowing anything about the case. the 62-year-old father of seven went to iran to investigate cigarette smuggling. half-hour ago, nasa launched a rocket. its name is glory. but houston, there may be a problem! the rocket carrying a satellite to observe the earth lifted off from vandenberg air force base in california. the rocket went up but didn't separate. nasa expected to update the situation a few hours from now. harvard university and the navy signed an agreement this afternoon that will allow rotc back on campus for the first time since the vietnam war. right now, harvard students participating in the reserve officers training corps go next door to mit, the university says it will welcome the rotc program back now that congress voted to end the "don't ask, don't tell" policy in the military. there's always a hook, right? those are your
. >> thank you. britain says it will be hosting a summit in london next week. progress on the u.s. mandate intervention in libya. the u.s. military said there is no indication that coalition air strikes resulted in any civilian casualties. wednesday night, sites again or targeted in the capital of tripoli. bobby gaddafi -- gaddafi's tanks in israel were hit. schelling's have resumed. >> a propaganda war is also being waged in libya. brandishing, a presenter on libyan state television pledged to give his last breath for libyan leader gaddafi. state television also broadcast images of gaddafi's supporters staging demonstrations and gaddafi himself making a brief public appearance for the first time in days. speaking from his compound, gaddafi pledged victory, denouncing what he called the unjustified aggression of crusader nations. although the united nations- backed strike had forced his troops to retreat, battles are still waiting on the ground. rebels and regime forces are still fighting for controleastee been engaged in a standoff for days. the u.s. president says intervention would not
. lester will tell us about it in a few minutes. first he has the latest on the ongoing nuclear crisis. good morning, lester. >> reporter: good morning. you have to hand it to the 50 workers there trying their best, but at every turn, a cascading event events throws more obstacles their way. right now this all seems to threaten to overwhelm them. it is a scene playing out on japanese television. trouble at the troubled fukushima daiichi power plant. more information kept coming. the news only getting more confusing. >> translator: we have urged them to evacuate. >> reporter: earlier today it was announced operations at the plant had been suspended. all personnel on site forced to withdraw because of concern about what were thought to be dangerously high radiation levels at the plant. but later, workers were allowed back in. the situation at the power plant is growing more dire each day. satellite imagery from satellites reveals the damage from three explosions in the last four days. it is what you can't see that's troubling. radiation is entering the air. a crack in the containment dom
shows on tv, after all. that's all for us now. >>> libya, unrest. gadhafi opposition forces claim major victory in a key city. but the humanitarian crisis is growing, as libyans poor across the border, looking for food and shelter. >>> women, taking to the streets and making their voices heard in the revolt. taking to the middle east and north africa. and nations where women have taken a back seat to men. what is empowering meese these women to risk their lives and often lose it to the cause? >>> 20 years after enduring one of the worst police beatings ever captured on videotape, rodney king is pulled over by the cops. what happened and what's his explanation? you're going to hear from him. >>> and charlie sheen, did you watch his wife webcast last night in the latest move in his media blitz against cbs and the creator of "two and a half men" didn't go as well as charlie had hoped. what's he saying about it tonight. i'm don lemon. that and more when we begin in the "cnn newsroom." but first your top stories. >>> anti-gadhafi rebels in libya say they now control more of the country. this
woman who did it will share her story. >> it's an exciting morning for us launching our new website today.com. to mark the event we are doing something we have never done before. >> starting in the next half hour, while we are on the air kathie lee and hoda will be live online hosting the today.com show showing you what goes on behind the scenes during "today." they are upstairs in hair and makeup or as they call it, the sober valley spa. we are going to be checking in with them. they will take us inside the control room. we'll check in on guests in the green room as well. for the first time this morning, history-making. meredith is going to be tweeting. >> between now and then i have to figure out what that is. >> is this a long-term plan or a one day and out? >> this is a one day, maybe long term. >> okay. good. thanks for that. let us begin on this tuesday morning with soaring gas prices. according to aaa, the national average is $3.52, up 40 cents in a month. in california, where prices are highest in the country, the average is a staggering $3.96. that coming from san francisco
're suggesting? >>> it's tuesday, march 1st. welcome to "morning joe." joining us today, andrew ross-sorkin. it is march. >> does that mean it's going to get warm here? >> no. >> is this the grayest -- it's just gray every day. it's gray. >> in light of all the news we have this morning, we have the president of the council on foreign relations, richard haas. good to have you here. >> good to be back. >> i can't wait to talk about libya. the interview was unbelievable. the guy is a crazy man. we're not talking about charlie sheen. >> what is the council on foreign relations' position on charlie sheen? >> all options are on the table, joe. >> all right. that's what you have to do. keep all option on the table sfwh what levage do we have left? no-fly zone? sanctions? >> i told you you're going to have problems. >> seriously. >> i think it's too late for the no-fly zone in this case. >> andrew ross-sorkin, do you know what drug charlie sheen is on? >> no. >> charlie sheen. that was his quote. >> he said, i am on something. i'm on charlie sheen. >> i know mika wants to go to the middle e
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